I'm always looking for my next challenge (and my next excuse to dress up as a Ghostbusters character) so the St. Helena Hospice "Comic Hero Run" is perfect for me. As someone who suffers with asthma running is a really important part of my life, so it'll be nice that on that day my running will not only help my health but will go a small ways to helping someone else's aswell.
That is why, on Sunday March 18th, 2018 I'll be in Colchester Castle Park (dressed as everybody's favourite ugly little spud) standing toe to toe with a bunch of other superheroes, young and old as we run each 1, 5 and 10K respectively for this incredibly worthy cause.
"Whether you walk, run, fly or teleport, this event is a fantastic excuse for you, your family and friends to dress up and raise money in aid of St Helena Hospice. Every penny raised for this event will go towards supporting local people living with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice."
I have set myself a minimum fundraising goal of £150 and I need your help to achieve it! Even if it's just £1, anything you can spare to help my cause would be greatly appreciated (donations can be made below). The event is free to attend so if you're in the area it would be awesome to see you down there, showing your support Ghostbusters style!
Peace, Love & Who Ya Gonna Call?
After months of work and more money than I'd care to admit I stepped out of my house as a fully-fledged Ghostbuster for the first time today for Invasion Colchester, a really great (free!) movie and comic book convention set up by my childhood comic book store Ace Comics to raise money for St Helena Hospice and the Colchester Hopitals Charity.
I was flightsuited and booted with what felt like the heaviest pack in the whole entire world on my back (I now understand why Bill Murray didn't like wearing one) ready to bust some ghosts and feeling like I was 5 years old again! As the first rule of Ghostbusting is to "never bust solo" I spent the day with members of the UK Ghostbusters and a member of the Essex Ghostbusters, none of which I knew beforehand but all of which mafe me feel like I'd been doing this with them for years, so major shouts to them all.
I had a seriously great day which made all the work I put into my costume worth every single second. I'm now left counting down the days to December where I get to do it all again at For the Love of Sci-Fi in Manchester with Ernie Hudson, Ecto-1 and the great folks from the upcoming Ghostbusters documentary "Cleanin' Up The Town". If you ever thought about becoming a Ghostbuster then I've got just three words for ya: Answer the call!
Peace, Love and Who Ya Gonna Call?